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or $29.02 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Assisting and Caring for Others
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (62)
Assisting and Caring for Others (58)
Social Perceptiveness (50)
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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Commercial Divers' job openings is expected to rise 14.7% by 2031
'Commercial Divers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Commercial Divers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Commercial Divers' was $60,360, or $29.02 hourly
'Commercial Divers' are paid 31.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as commercial divers?
As of 2021 there were 2,670 people employed as Commercial Divers within the United States.
This represents around 0.002% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 52 thousand people are employed as Commercial Divers.
Work below surface of water, using surface-supplied air or scuba equipment to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life.
SOC Code: 49-9092.00
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